KKR Grows Self-Storage Portfolio With Five New Acquisitions


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the acquisition of five new self-storage properties totaling approximately 4,100 units for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $98 million. The properties were acquired from four different sellers in three separate transactions and are located in: Phoenix, Arizona; Dallas, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; and Palm City, Florida.

“We continue to expand our portfolio of high-quality self-storage properties across Sunbelt markets that are experiencing strong population growth and in-migration,” said Ben Brudney, a Director in the Real Estate group at KKR. “We track sector fundamentals closely and believe these assets are located in submarkets that are well positioned to benefit from outsized demand over the medium to long term.”

The purchases were made through KKR’s Americas opportunistic equity real estate fund, KKR Real Estate Partners Americas III.

Since launching a dedicated real estate platform in 2011, KKR has grown its real estate assets under management to approximately $59 billion across the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific as of March 31, 2021. KKR’s global real estate team consists of over 135 dedicated investment professionals, spanning both the equity and credit business, across 13 offices and 10 countries.

About KKR
KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management as well as capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of Global Atlantic Financial Group. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds and insurance subsidiaries. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co.

Miles Radcliffe-Trenner

Source: KKR

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Lodha Announces US $1 billion Green Digital Infrastructure Partnership with Ivanhoé Cambridge and Bain Capital


Mumbai, May 11, 2022 – Lodha, India’s No.1* real estate developer, today announced a partnership with Bain Capital and Ivanhoé Cambridge to develop a next-generation green digital infrastructure platform. The platform will establish a pan-India presence in the digital infrastructure space that includes logistics and light industrial parks as well as in-city fulfillment centers. The platform will jointly invest ~USD 1 billion to create ~30 million sq. ft. of operating assets to serve India’s digital economy. Each of the 3 partners will have a ~33% equity interest in the property ownership, whilst Lodha will lead the development, operations and management of the assets.

Commenting on the partnership, Abhishek Lodha, MD & CEO, Lodha said; “With the rapid digitization of our economy and the progress of ‘Make in India’ combined with the China + 1 strategy of most global manufacturers, we see that there is a huge demand for Grade-A digital infrastructure in our country. Following the government’s focus on improving logistics efficiency and creating jobs in different parts of the country, the platform will plan the development of industrial and logistics parks as well in-city fulfillment centers across multiple cities in India. And we will focus on building and operating this infrastructure to the highest levels of environmental sustainability with the view to creating a global benchmark. We’re delighted to expand our partnership with 2 marquee global investors –  Ivanhoé Cambridge and Bain Capital, who bring extensive experience in this asset class and dedicated resources to support the growth of this platform.”

The first project is a 110-acre logistics and industrial park development at Palava, an established location for digital infrastructure in Mumbai. Additionally, the platform has already started looking at the pan-India acquisitions of land and developed/ under-development projects in these asset classes.

“This is an exciting partnership that brings together an experienced real estate developer with deep digital infrastructure capabilities with the complementary support of global investors with long track records of success in commercial real estate,” said Ali Haroon, a Managing Director at Bain Capital. “We see a sustained, thematic opportunity to support India’s journey to a digital-first economy with high-quality infrastructure, which we believe can have a very positive impact on communities, consumers and businesses throughout the country” he added.

“This partnership opens up new perspectives for expansion of our logistics portfolio in India, a high conviction thesis well supported by strong sector fundamentals as India enters a digital super cycle”, commented Chanakya Chakravarti, Vice President & Managing Director, India, at Ivanhoé Cambridge. “We believe the Indian logistics ecosystem continues to offer opportunities driven by positive trends in urbanization, domestic consumption, new impetus to the light manufacturing sector, modernizing multi-modal infrastructure and the rapidly evolving e-commerce sector, which remains largely underpenetrated, compared to other major economies globally. We look forward to expanding our logistics footprint by leveraging Lodha’s proprietary in-city sites, access to land pads in key warehousing nodes and their execution capabilities. The new partnership potentially enables Ivanhoé Cambridge access to near city logistics opportunities as operators pivot to establish same day delivery solutions thus creating differentiated value in our portfolio construct and its scale”, he added.

Bain Capital is a leading global investment platform with deep experience supporting the development of best-in-class logistics, industrial, warehousing and digital assets. Real estate is a core focus of Bain Capital Asia’s Special Situation business and this transaction follows the firm’s approach to building value-added partnerships with skilled local developers.

Ivanhoé Cambridge, a global real estate industry leader and subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a global investment group, is involved in developing and investing in high-quality real estate properties.

Lodha is already developing 300 acres of Industrial and Logistics Park near Navi Mumbai, which is almost completely leased out. The company had recently announced a JV with Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI) for developing 72 acres at the park.  The park is home to global clients such as FM Logistic, Flyjac Logistics, Aptar Pharma and many more, testifying the unique proposition of Grade-A industrial and warehousing park with high-quality infrastructure.

* By residential sales for FY 16-22

About Lodha: 
Lodha is among the largest real estate developer in India that delivers with scale since 1980s. Core business of Lodha is residential real estate development with a focus on affordable and mid-income housing. The company also has a growing industrial & logistics park business where in a short span of time, it has scaled up and made its mark with JVs already signed with marquee investors. Lodha has delivered more than 85 million square feet of real estate and is currently developing ~95 million square feet under its ongoing and planned portfolio. The Group has approximately 4,400 acres of land beyond its ongoing and planned portfolio which will be utilized in developing further Residential, Commercial and Industrial & Logistics spaces. Thriving at building the world’s finest developments, Lodha has created several iconic landmarks across the MMR notable among which are The World Towers, Lodha Altamount, Lodha Park, Lodha New Cuffe Parade and Palava City.

About Bain Capital:  
Bain Capital is a global private investment firm with offices on four continents, more than 1,350 employees and approximately $160 billion in assets under management. Bain Capital’s Special Situations has $15 billion in assets under management and has invested $28 billion since its founding. We provide bespoke capital solutions to meet the diverse needs of companies, entrepreneurs and asset owners – in all market cycles. We partner with companies through their growth journey to raise capital for expansion or M&A, to provide liquidity or for capital structure change. Our dedicated, global team of 100 investment and portfolio professionals contribute the local expertise and capabilities that enable complex investments across markets and cycles.

About Ivanhoé Cambridge:     
Ivanhoé Cambridge develops and invests in high-quality real estate properties, projects and companies that are shaping the urban fabric in dynamic cities around the world. It does so responsibly, with a view to generate long-term performance. Ivanhoé Cambridge is committed to creating living spaces that foster the well-being of people and communities, while reducing its environmental footprint.
Ivanhoé Cambridge invests internationally alongside strategic partners and major real estate funds that are leaders in their markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, the Company holds interests in more than 1,200 buildings, primarily in the industrial and logistics, office, residential and retail sectors. Ivanhoé Cambridge held C$69 billion in real estate assets of December 31, 2021 and is a real estate subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (cdpq.com), a global investment group. For more information: ivanhoecambridge.com

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Blackstone Completes €21 Billion Recapitalization of Mileway


London, April 29, 2022 – Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced that existing investors in Mileway have completed the previously announced €21 billion recapitalization of the company alongside Blackstone’s Core+ perpetual capital vehicles.

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc provided a fairness opinion with respect to the consideration to be received and Eastdil Secured International Limited provided a real estate value fairness opinion, in each case to the selling funds in connection with the transaction. Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc also completed a “go-shop” process on the selling funds’ behalf.

BNP Paribas, BofA Securities, Deutsche Bank AG, Eastdil Secured International Limited, Goldman Sachs International, Jones Lang LaSalle Limited, JP Morgan Securities plc, Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, RBC Capital Markets, and Rothschild & Co served as financial advisors to the selling funds. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP served as legal advisor to Blackstone.

The transaction was announced on February 15, 2022.

About Blackstone Real Estate
Blackstone is a global leader in real estate investing. Blackstone’s real estate business was founded in 1991 and has $298 billion of investor capital under management. Blackstone is the largest owner of commercial real estate globally, owning and operating assets across every major geography and sector, including logistics, residential, office, hospitality and retail. Our closed-ended funds seek to acquire undermanaged, well-located assets across the world. Blackstone’s Core+ business invests in substantially stabilized real estate assets globally, through both institutional strategies and strategies tailored for income-focused individual investors including Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (BREIT), a U.S. non-listed REIT, as well as Blackstone’s European strategy tailored for non-U.S. individual investors. Blackstone Real Estate also operates one of the leading global real estate debt businesses, providing comprehensive financing solutions across the capital structure and risk spectrum, including management of Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE: BXMT).

About Mileway
Mileway is the largest owner of last mile logistics real estate assets in Europe. It has a pan-European footprint, with over 1,600 assets across 10 major European countries. Mileway’s largest markets include the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and France, and it has a significant presence in Denmark, Italy, Spain, Finland and Ireland. Mileway has a dedicated team of over 360 employees across 26 offices. To find out more, visit: www.mileway.com.

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Louis Clark
+44 7867 930156

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CapMan Real Estate leases unique office space to Boston Consulting Group in Copenhagen

CapMan Real Estate press release
8 April 2022 at 9:00 a.m. EEST

CapMan Real Estate leases unique office space to Boston Consulting Group in Copenhagen

CapMan Nordic Real Estate II fund has signed a long-term lease for approx. 10,000 sqm of refurbished office space and historic basement with Boston Consulting Group Denmark (BCG), a leading global management consulting firm.

The fund acquired the iconic Red Warehouse building located in Carlsberg Byen in Copenhagen in 2019. The 140-year-old building, originally used as a storage and brewery for Carlsberg, is undergoing a complete transformation into high-end office premises. When finalised, the property will combine the original structure and atmosphere of the building with contemporary sought-after elements and features, such as plenty of natural light and a roof terrace.

“It has been quite the privilege to be involved in the work with transforming this unique building into a modern office while still ensuring the preservation of the values and history from the old building. We have had an overwhelming tenant interest for this property and are very happy with having now signed a lease with BCG, whom we believe the building will be a very good fit for. A special thanks to BCG and all advisors on their side that have been part of this process and made this possible. On our side we have worked very close together with Ulrik Larsen from Revco, Steen Niebling from SN consult and Mikkel Westfall and his team of architects. They all deserve a lot of credit to make this possible,” says Peter Gill, Partner and Head of CapMan Real Estate Denmark.

The office space covers 6,000 sqm over three floors and in addition BCG will be occupying approx. 4,000 sqm of historic basement space. These rooms, complete with vaulted ceilings, were originally used as cold storage for ingredients used in beer production and are an integrated part of the original basement that runs under the old section of Carlberg Byen.

“This basement space conveys the vibrant history of the building and the entire Carlsberg Byen area and holds as such special significance for both us and for the tenant,” concludes Gill.

CapMan expects that the conversion will be completed during the second quarter of 2023 with the new tenants scheduled to move in in June 2023.

CapMan Real Estate currently manages over EUR 4.0 billion in real estate assets. The Real Estate Team comprises over 60 real estate professionals in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and London.

For more information, please contact:

Peter Gill, Partner, Head of CapMan Real Estate Denmark, +45 20 43 55 63

About CapMan

CapMan is a leading Nordic private asset expert with an active approach to value creation. As one of the private equity pioneers in the Nordics we have built value in unlisted businesses, real estate, and infrastructure for over three decades. Our objective is to provide attractive returns and innovative solutions to investors. We are dedicated to set science-based targets to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. We have a broad presence in the unlisted market through our local and specialised teams. Our investment strategies cover minority and majority investments in portfolio companies and real estate, and infrastructure assets. We also provide wealth management solutions. Our service business includes procurement and analysis, reporting and back office services. Altogether, CapMan employs approximately 160 professionals in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, London and Luxembourg. We are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki since 2001.

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Ardian launches Real Estate Debt strategy



The strategy deepens Ardian’s expertise and presence in European real estate.

Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, today announced the creation of a Real Estate Debt activity to manage funds and mandates related to finance pan-European real estate projects.

Ardian Real Estate Debt will be managed by Arnaud Chaléac, as Head of Ardian Real Assets Debt. With more than twenty years’ experience in finance, and Co-Head of Group Finance at Ardian since 2008, he has developed a strong expertise in structured financing. Arnaud Chaléac joined Ardian fourteen years ago after working with major French groups across the sector, including Air Liquide, Kering, and Crédit Agricole.

He will be supported in this new activity by Sandrine Amsili, Managing Director, who will develop the platform alongside him. Sandrine has 20 years’ experience in the real estate sector, including 17 years in real estate debt. Prior to joining Ardian in 2021, she held several management positions, including at Europhypo, CBRE Global investors, and most recently as Director of real estate debt at SCOR Investment Partners, where she helped create the company’s platform.

The Real Estate Debt activity will focus on senior debt and will seek to finance, alongside banks, in European real estate projects. All investments will have a strong ESG angle – in line with Ardian Real Estate’s wider strategy – to create spaces and places for more sustainable and decarbonized cities. This strategy complements Ardian’s Real Estate activity, which is led by Stéphanie Bensimon.

With significant experience in financing, the team has access to a broad and diversified internal platform that includes the entire Ardian network and all its resources. It will also draw on the expertise of Ardian local teams in France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

“Real estate is an important growth driver for Ardian. We have great ambitions so the launch of our new Real Estate Debt activity is a logical next step in our development. The team, led by Arnaud Chaléac with the support of Sandrine Amsili and our European network, combines in-depth knowledge of the sector with expertise in debt structuring. Our ambition is for Ardian to become a key player in real-estate debt management and I am confident in our ability to meet growing demand from investors to access projects that contribute to the real economy.” Dominique Senequier, Founder and President of Ardian

“With the creation of the real estate debt activity we will be able to support major real estate investors with project financing, especially as leading banks increasingly need alternative lenders like Ardian Real Estate Debt as partners. With a team of recognized experts, excellent market access and the confidence of financial partners, we are well positioned to offer our clients an attractive risk/return profile and contribute to the growth of the real estate debt market in Europe.” Arnaud Chaléac, Head of Ardian Real Assets Debt and Co-Head of Group Finance of Ardian

“Since 2016, Real Estate at Ardian has grown significantly. Equity investments through two generations of value added funds have enabled the deployment of more than €3.7 billion of real estate assets in major European capitals, with a balanced risk profile and excellent performance. This new real estate debt platform complements our offer and will help meet the needs of investors seeking a secure debt return with a major real estate focus. For the coming years, our real estate development ambitions remain strong across the different risk profiles offered by our real estate markets in Europe.” Stéphanie Bensimon, Head of Real Estate at Ardian


Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$125 billion managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The company is majority-owned by its employees. It keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base. Through its commitment to shared outcomes for all stakeholders, Ardian’s activities fuel individual, corporate and economic growth around the world. Holding close its core values of excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship, Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 850 employees working from fifteen offices across Europe (Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich), the Americas (New York, San Francisco and Santiago) and Asia (Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul). It manages funds on behalf of more than 1,200 clients through five pillars of investment expertise: Secondaries, Direct Funds, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt.



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Ardian acquires Berlin’s “Ritterhof” office building


Fourth investment in Berlin and eighth in Germany strengthens Ardian Real Estate’s position in the German real estate market

Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, today announces it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of the “Ritterhof” office and administration building, located at Ritterstrasse 11 in Berlin-Kreuzberg, from an undisclosed family office. This acquisition marks Ardian Real Estate’s eighth investment in Germany. The parties have agreed not to disclose financial details of the transaction.
Built during 1905 and 1906, the office complex is characterized by its historic industrial architecture, with reddish-black bricks and the white brick façade of its courtyards. The architectural monument, which was modernized by the seller in 2015, is one of the few surviving historical buildings in Berlin’s former “export quarter”, or “Rollkutscherviertel” – named after the high-volume of horse drawn carriages once used to transport goods. The property consists of three courtyards, eight staircases and three covered passageways, with around 13,000 square meters of space available to rent. Ritterhof is centrally located in Berlin-Kreuzberg, just a few stops on the underground from Potsdamer Platz and in the immediate vicinity of the Moritzplatz and Kottbusser Tor underground stations.
About one-third of the building was recently leased by the finance and business portal Wallstreet Online, and the remaining two-thirds are to be leased after extensive improvements. Ardian Real Estate intends to upgrade the courtyards and common areas, for example, with strong sustainability credentials that match the changing requirements of the modern workforce.

“We expect to see continued demand for office space in Berlin that meets the needs of a changing work world and fulfills high sustainability standards. The Ritterhof building complex is therefore an ideal fit for the investment strategy of our second real estate fund, AREEF II, which recently closed and through which we are investing into office buildings with the potential for strong rental and value growth in Europe’s core cities.” Nico Rheims, Managing Direction Ardian Real Estate.

Ardian Real Estate has already acquired three office properties in Berlin in recent years. These include the STORE office building at Spichernstrasse 2-3 in Berlin’s City-West and the CARL office complex at Lützowstrasse 105-106 in Berlin Mitte, which were acquired by Ardian Real Estate in 2018, and in 2019 the ELISA “3 Höfe work” office building at Lützowstrasse 107-112 in Berlin Mitte, which is leased on a long-term basis to the interdisciplinary Forschungszentrum Jülich and the pharmaceutical company Sanofi.

Ardian Real Estate’s investment focus is on office properties in major European cities in Germany, France, Italy and Spain, where Ardian is already active through various direct investments. Ardian is targeting commercial properties – in particular, office buildings and mixed-use properties in inner-city locations – with an average of more than EUR 100 million in the Core Plus and Value Added segments. In Germany, WestendCarree (Frankfurt), Quartier 21 (Hamburg) and “3 Höfe work” (Berlin) are among its best-known investments.

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KKR partners with the Vision Group in Germany


February 23, 2022

Mannheim, 23. February 2022 – Vision Group, a residential real estate investor and asset manager based in Mannheim, Germany, is laying the foundation for further growth through a strategic partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm.

Vision will work together with KKR to provide real estate units as investment opportunities to private investors, family offices and institutional investors. Vision and KKR will purchase residential properties and invest in them to enhance the quality of living for tenants through operational upgrades while also reducing their energy footprint. The professionally managed real estate units will then be offered for sale to private investors, providing an attractive long-term savings and retirement opportunity for clients. All rental agreements will remain in place throughout; both at acquisition as well as at the sale of the units.

The strategic partnership will focus on prospering mid-sized cities throughout Germany, with Vision Group and KKR actively looking to identify assets that will enable them to build on their strategy.

Established in 2016, Vision Group is an investor, developer and residential property owner with a portfolio currently comprising of more than 500 apartments.

“Seven years after Vision Group’s founding, we are entering the next phase of our company’s development. With this strategic partnership with KKR, we are preparing the company for future growth. Our market expertise as well as our sustainable and digital business model are the cornerstones of our success. We look forward to working with KKR to further build on this and meet the demands of private investors looking to build wealth or secure their retirement”, said Felix Balck, founder and CEO of Vision Group.

Niclas Wallrafen, COO and Partner of Vision Group, commented: “Our full-service solutions along the entire real estate value chain make our business model unique. Our investment into creating quality properties is an integral part of our approach, with a particular focus on measures to increase energy efficiency and tenant satisfaction.”


About Vision Group

Vision Group, headquartered in Mannheim, is a residential real estate investor and asset manager with a focus on the German market. The company is characterised by its digitalised full-service business model, which offers all services along the entire real estate value chain: from acquisition to refurbishment and modernisation to exit and tenant search. Target markets of the company are B and C locations in German metropolises and economic centres.

Press contact

Anke Sostmann

Feldhoff & Cie. GmbH

T: +49 (0) 69 2648677 – 14

M: +49 (0) 159 04028505

E: as@feldhoff-cie.de

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EQT Infrastructure to acquire Stockland Retirement Living, one of the largest providers of senior living communities in Australia

  • EQT Infrastructure acquires Stockland Retirement Living, a leading provider of community living and support for over 10,000 senior Australians
  • Stockland Retirement Living will benefit from EQT’s significant experience in the healthcare space globally as the demand for high-quality retirement living and aged care services is expected to grow in Australia over the coming years
  • EQT Infrastructure is committed to investing in Stockland Retirement Living’s continued growth, broadened service offering, and further strengthening its digital backbone

EQT is pleased to announce that EQT Infrastructure V fund (“EQT Infrastructure”) has agreed to acquire Stockland Retirement Living (the “Company”) from Stockland Group, one of Australia’s largest diversified property management operators. The transaction valued Stockland Retirement Living at AUD 987 million.

Stockland Retirement Living is one of the largest providers of retirement living in Australia, with over 10,000 residents in 58 villages across Australia’s eastern seaboard, and a pipeline of 1,300 new units to be developed in attractive retirement locations.

Demand for high-quality retirement living in Australia has demonstrated consistent strong growth over recent years, underpinned by Australia’s aging population and the increased value placed on the sense of security and community offered by retirement villages. As demand for retirement living increases, it is also expected that the growing requirement for higher levels of care services within retirement villages will continue.

EQT has a well-established track record in the aged care sector, globally as well as within Australia and New Zealand. EQT will focus on leveraging this experience and its global network of industry advisors to support Stockland’s Retirement Living portfolio in growing its footprint, increasing the range of services provided to its residents, and investing in technology and digital initiatives to further improve the Company’s offering.

Tarun Gupta, CEO of Stockland Group said “I am delighted that we have found a strong Retirement Living owner and operator to acquire Stockland’s Retirement Living platform. EQT is a purpose-led organisation with a well-established track record in healthcare, aged care and retirement living. We are confident that EQT will be the right custodian for the residents and employees, and are well placed to support the continued growth of the high quality Retirement Living platform.”

“We have an accomplished and dedicated team in our Retirement Living business, who will transfer to EQT at completion of the transaction. They continue to be focused on providing the best possible care and resident experience across the portfolio.”

“The announcement today does not impact on any of the arrangements with our residents. It will be business as usual for our residents, noting on completion they will have a new partner with significant experience in running industry leading retirement living villages.”

Ken Wong, EQT’s Head of Asia Pacific, Infrastructure said, “Stockland Retirement Living is a clear leader in the Australian retirement living space and we are excited about partnering with the company and supporting its ability to continue to develop and operate high-quality retirement villages. With an aging Australian population and increased focus on enabling Australians to age in place, we are excited to have the opportunity to use our significant global experience in the aged care sector to enhance the range of services provided to current and future residents of Stockland’s villages.”

The transaction is subject to customary conditions and approvals, including the approval of the Foreign Investment Review Board. It is expected to close in late Q2 2022.

EQT Infrastructure was advised by Goldman Sachs and King & Wood Mallesons.

With this transaction EQT Infrastructure V is expected to be 70 – 75 percent invested (including closed and/or signed investments, announced public offers, if applicable, and less any expected syndication) and subject to customary regulatory approvals.

Australian media inquiries: Roger Newby, roger@domestiqueconsulting.com.au, 61 401 278 906
International media inquiries: EQT Press Office, press@eqtpartners.com , +46 8 506 55 334

About EQT
EQT is a purpose-driven global investment organization with EUR 73.4 billion in assets under management across 28 active funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas with total sales of approximately EUR 29 billion and more than 175,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership.

More info: www.eqtgroup.com
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About Stockland
About Stockland: Stockland (ASX: SGP) was founded in 1952 and has grown to become Australia’s largest diversified property group – owning, developing and managing a large portfolio of shopping centres, residential communities, retirement living villages, office and industrial assets. Stockland is consistently recognised by the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) as a global real estate leader, demonstrating world leadership across the areas of corporate governance, stakeholder engagement, climate strategy, social integration and regeneration and corporate citizenship. Stockland has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change and has been awarded a position on the Climate A List by CDP and recognised as the Regional Sector Leader for Diversified Property Companies on the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). Stockland has also been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

More info: www.stockland.com.au

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Drawbrigde Realty recapitalizes $1.7B innovation -focused office portfolio and expands KKR partnerschip with long-term funding from Global Atlantic

February 17, 2022

NEW YORK & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced that Global Atlantic Financial Group (“Global Atlantic”), on behalf of its affiliated insurance companies, has recapitalized an approximately $1.7 billion portfolio of 95% leased, Class A office properties held by investment vehicles managed by Drawbridge Realty (“Drawbridge”). In connection with the transaction, KKR and Drawbridge have established a new venture that will enable Drawbridge’s investment platform to source a pipeline of attractive investment opportunities for Global Atlantic. With committed long-term insurance capital from Global Atlantic, Drawbridge is positioned to accelerate its investments in high-quality, innovation-focused, net-leased office properties in growth markets nationwide with a goal to more than double the size of its portfolio over the next two to three years.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220217005813/en/

Drawbridge is a real estate investment manager focused on acquiring, developing and managing strategically important properties leased to large corporate users, emphasizing well-located, predominately single tenant office, R&D, life science and industrial buildings in technology and innovation markets with secular growth. The company has a more than 20-year history of executing on its investment strategy and assisting major public and private corporations, as well as institutional owners of commercial property, with their real estate needs while creating value for investors. As a result of the new venture, Drawbridge expects to significantly expand its pace of acquisitions in its existing markets while also entering several new markets.

KKR’s insurance business Global Atlantic is recapitalizing the entirety of Drawbridge’s portfolio which comprises approximately 5.4 million square feet of Class A office assets in innovation-driven growth markets, currently concentrated across the West Coast and Sunbelt regions. The properties are over 95% leased to high-quality corporate tenants, predominantly under triple net leases. Under the terms of the agreement, Drawbridge will continue to oversee and manage the portfolio following the recapitalization.

“This transaction delivers a great outcome for our fund investors. My partners and I are excited to enter the next chapter of our strategic alliance with KKR,” said Mark Whiting, Drawbridge’s Co-Founder and CEO. “Since 2014, with KKR’s support, we have scaled our differentiated operating model and portfolio of high-quality corporate real estate. The stability of capital provided by Global Atlantic’s insurance company balance sheet will enable us to deliver enhanced solutions for our corporate clients and positions Drawbridge for accelerated growth.”

“Drawbridge’s high-quality portfolio is a great fit for our rapidly expanding sources of real estate capital. We are pleased to deepen our relationship with Drawbridge and its experienced team,” said Billy Butcher, Chief Operating Officer of KKR’s global real estate business. “Our new partnership will help to expand Drawbridge’s market presence further and provide KKR and Global Atlantic with access to a growing, diversified portfolio of well-leased, strategically important corporate properties.”

KKR and Drawbridge initially partnered in 2014 to recapitalize a portfolio alongside strategic institutional investors. Since then, the portfolio has tripled in total value while delivering attractive returns to investors. KKR will maintain its ownership stake in the investment manager alongside Drawbridge’s management team following the transaction.

About Drawbridge Realty

Drawbridge Realty is a San Francisco-based real estate investment company focused on acquiring, developing and managing commercial property investments in high growth technology and innovation driven markets across the U.S. Its portfolio primarily consists of strategically important office and research properties leased long-term to large corporations. Drawbridge has a successful history of creating value for corporate clients and investors and has completed transactions with many major companies including Apple, Bayer, Broadcom, Collectors Universe, IBM, Google, Johnson & Johnson, L3Harris Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Medtronic, NI, Northrop Grumman and Take-Two Interactive. https://www.drawbridgerealty.com

About KKR

KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management as well as capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of Global Atlantic Financial Group. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds and insurance subsidiaries. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co.

For Drawbridge Realty:
Andrew Neilly and Nancy Amaral
andrew@gallen.com / nancy@gallen.com

For KKR:
Julia Kosygina and Miles Radcliffe-Trenner

Source: KKR

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KKR acquires three self-storage properties serving the Atlanta, ST. Petersburg and Washington D.C. markets


Acquisitions Grow KKR’s Self-Storage Platform to Over 13,500 Units Across the U.S.

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced that KKR has acquired three Class A self-storage properties in high-growth U.S. markets totaling approximately 2,000 units. The properties were acquired in three separate transactions with different sellers for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $70 million.

The newly acquired properties are located in Atlanta, Georgia, St. Petersburg, Florida and Alexandria, Virginia. Two of the assets were built between 2018 and 2020, while the third was built in 2001. The purchases mark KKR’s first self-storage real estate acquisitions in St. Petersburg and the Washington D.C. metropolitan statistical area (MSA), as well as the latest addition to KKR’s self-storage portfolio serving the Atlanta MSA.

“We are excited to expand our self-storage portfolio with the addition of these three high-quality properties, which deepen our presence in Atlanta and establish new foundations for growth in St. Petersburg and Washington D.C.,” said Ben Brudney, a Director in the Real Estate group at KKR. “We believe the self-storage sector has attractive long-term, through-cycle fundamentals and look forward to growing our footprint further in the space by investing in great properties located in markets with strong demand tailwinds.”

The purchases were made through KKR’s Americas opportunistic equity real estate fund, KKR Real Estate Partners Americas III. The transactions follow KKR’s announcement last year of the launch of Alpha Storage Properties (ASP) to acquire and manage a portfolio of self-storage assets in high-growth markets and strategic infill locations across the country. KKR’s self-storage portfolio currently includes properties serving the Austin, Atlanta, Charlotte, Denver, Inland Empire, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, St. Petersburg and Washington D.C. markets.

Since launching a dedicated real estate platform in 2011, KKR has grown real estate assets under management to approximately $41 billion across the U.S., Europe and Asia as of December 31, 2021. The global real estate team consists of over 135 dedicated investment professionals, spanning both the equity and credit businesses.

About KKR

KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management as well as capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds and insurance subsidiaries. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co.


Miles Radcliffe-Trenner

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